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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST SAT NOV 22 2014


... DAILY SOIL TEMPERATURE/MOISTURE SUMMARY...

SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE OBSERVATIONS FROM ACROSS MONTANA
SOIL TEMPERATURE IS IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

SOIL TEMPERATURE /F/ AT LISTED DEPTH
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           33        34          36               38
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    30        33          37
BOZEMAN 12SE           M        35          36               39
BRUSSETT 4SE C  31    31        32          32               34
CAMERON 15SW          32        33          34               36
COOKE CITY NR         32        33          35                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        33          33               41
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     37    38        39          39
HAVRE SCAN      33    35        36          40               44
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     33    34        35          39                M
LAKESIDE 6SW          32        34          36               39
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        33          30               38
LAKEVIEW 15NW         31        33          35               38
LINCOLN 11SE          31        32          36               36
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        33          38               42
LOOKOUT PASS           M        36          37                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           32        34          36               38
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    34        36          40               44
MOUNT LOCKHART        32        32          34               36
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          34               36
POPLAR 13NE CR  31    31        32          35               42
SIDNEY 6NW      33              36
SIDNEY 8SW      33              34
SIDNEY SCAN     36    45        43          48                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        35          40               46
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    32        32          34               41
UTICA 11SW CRN  31    31        33          36
WEST YELLOWSTONE      32        32          35               38
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          36               38
WHITE SULPH 13SE      30        31          32               36

GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT
SITES

ABERDEEN HILL   33                      32
ALZADA DOT      29                      32
ARROW CREEK     33                      39
AVON NORTH      33                      33
BEARSMOUTH DOT  32                      31
BEAVER HILL     33                      30
BIDDLE DOT      26                      31
BIG HOLE PASS   30                      29
BOULDER PASS    32                      32
BOWMANS CORNER  33                      32
BOZEMAN PASS    33                      32
BULL MOUNTAIN   31                      34
COMERSTOWN      26                      29
COW CREEK       30                      31
CRYSTAL CREEK   32                      31
DEARBORN        46                      36
DENTON DOT      34                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  39                      41
EKALAKA DOT     28                      31
ESSEX DOT       32                      29
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    35                      31
GEORGETOWN LAK  32                      31
GEYSER DOT      39                      32
GOVERNMENT HIL  31                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  32                      31
HAYS DOT        33                      32
HELMVILLE DOT   33                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    29                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    39                      36
INGOMAR DOT     29                      31
INVERNESS       30                       M
JUDITH GAP      36                      32
KARST DOT       32                      32
LAME DEER       30                      32
LEWISTOWN DVD   33                      30
LINDSAY DIVIDE  30                      31
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        33                      41
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  31                      31
MCDONALDS DOT   29                      29
MONARCH CANYON  27                      29
MONIDA PASS     34                      31
NAVAHO DOT      28                      29
NINEMILE DOT    33                      31
NORRIS HILL     32                      32
PENDROY DOT     29                      31
RAYNOLDS PASS   30                      30
REEDPOINT DOT   33                      39
ROGERS PASS     32                      30
ROSCOE HILL     37                      64
SACO DOT        30                      42
SIEBEN DOT      35                      31
SIOUX PASS      29                      32
SWAN LAKE       33                      31
SWEENEY CREEK   29                      33
SWEET GRASS     30                      31
TROUT CREEK     32                      32
TWO MEDICINE    34                      32
US2 STATELINE   29                      30
YAAK HILL       33                      33
YELLOWSTONE B   33                      36

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES
WHEN FROST PENETRATION VALUES ARE LARGE, THESE VALUES MAY BE
OVERESTIMATED BY A FOOT OR MORE.

BILLINGS               0     5
GLASGOW                0    11
GREAT FALLS            0     0

SOIL MOISTURE /VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE IN PERCENT/ AT LISTED DEPTH
SOIL MOISTURE IS IN UNITS OF PERCENT VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE.
VALUES AT OR NEAR ZERO MAY BE ERRONEOUS.
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           18       22           7                11
BOZEMAN 12SE           M       12          39                39
BRUSETT 6SE           11       10           9                 9
CAMERON 15SW          20       40          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     22    23       22          34                37
COOKE CITY NR         19        0          10                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      19    22       23          25                30
JORDAN SCAN     23    20       27          28                16
LAKESIDE 6SW           2       12          23                25
LAKEVIEW NEAR          8       16          35                29
LAKEVIEW 18NW          8       14          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          12       17          19                 6
LINDSAY SCAN    14     8       10           8                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       36          37
MANY GLACIER                    9
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                 5
MOCCASIN SCAN   19    22       26          18                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        32       35          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       35          30                34
POPLAR 13NE           11        9          17                13
SIDNEY SCAN     13    11       17          16                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  19    24       35          39                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  20    15       17           7                 6
UTICA 11SW       7    12        9          11                 M
WEST YELLOWSTO         5        3           4                 0
WEST YELLOW S         19       23          25                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       1        4          13                26

FIELD CAPACITY OF SILT LOAM AND CLAY LOAM SOILS IS APPROXIMATELY
35 PERCENT OF VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE. THE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
OF THESE SOILS IS AVAILABLE TO PLANTS AT VALUES BETWEEN 13 AND 45
PERCENT. TO APPROXIMATE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER AS LISTED IN THE NEXT
SECTION...DIVIDE THE LISTED VALUE BY 40 AND MULTIPLY BY 100. FOR
EXAMPLE...30/40 TIMES 100 EQUALS 75 PERCENT. VALUES GREATER THAN
50 INDICATE VERY MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS.

SOIL MOISTURE /CENTIBARS/ AT LISTED DEPTH
VALUES ARE IN CENTIBARS. 200 CB IS DRY...0 IS WET.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
GREAT FALLS                 99           46     44          51

FOLLOWING IS A TABLE ON CONVERTING CENTIBARS TO AVAILABLE WATER
IN LOAM AND CLAY/LOAM SOILS
 10CB OR LESS...MORE THAN 95 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 20CB...........80 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 30CB...........75 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 40CB...........65 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 50CB...........55 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 60CB...........50 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 70CB...........45 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 80CB...........40 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 81-85CB........38 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 85CB OR MORE...NO AVAILABLE WATER
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